Scientists have dispelled the myth of hearing loss from coronavirus

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Scientists from Tel Aviv University have dismissed a common misconception that coronavirus infection can lead to complete hearing loss. This was reported on Tuesday, December 15, by the EurekAlert edition.

During the first wave of coronavirus in Israel, experts analyzed data from eight asymptomatic patients who tested positive for COVID-19. A control group of healthy people also took part in the experiment. The initial analysis showed that coronavirus infection does not cause hearing impairment.

Later, the researchers repeated the experiment, increasing the number of subjects, the result was the same.

“COVID-19 causes loss of smell, taste, but not hearing, I am glad that we were able to refute a common myth,” one of the experts commented on the findings.

As the authors of the study explained, hearing loss in patients infected with coronavirus is a temporary symptom caused by the individual characteristics of the course of the disease.

On December 15, Natalya Pshenichnaya, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, said that a person who fell ill with COVID-19 may not feel the taste and smell for 3-10 days.

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